Genres: Rock / Noise Rock / Instrumental/ Post-Hardcore / Ambient Metal / Drone
Related artists: 5ive's Continuum Research Project, The Theory Of Abstract Light, Red Sparrowes, Spylacopa, Palms, Or Rathol Nok, Milligram, Miltown, Only Living Witness, Raw Radar War, Cable, Crone, and Isis.
Country: Boston, MA USA
Years Active: 2001-2008
Song: "Big Sea"
This post's artist is from the October 2013 Mix. This is track #17.
You can download the October 2013 Mix right here.
For fans of: Mogwai, Maserati, Russian Circles, Gifts From Enola, Finger Of God, Godspeed, You! Black Emperor, Pelican, Red Sparrowes, Tusk, Kayo Dot, Tomydeepestego, Isis, Palms, Switchblade and (spacey) Cave In.
5IVE played beautiful and entrancing instrumental music that combined elements of prog-rock, metal, sludge, doom and atmospherics to create lush and often driving post-rock albums
While the band doesn't exactly drive home the hits, they do provide enough gems to garner a thorough listen. "The Baron" is a sludgy and driving romp through a distorted funnel. "Big Sea" sounds just like the title - constant, crushing waves of distorted instrumentals, with the band using what I can only refer to as a naval sonar filter. "Soma" is another massive song that swirls around with both soft and heavy moments. Listen to 5IVE with headphones and you will notice the care that went into the mixing of the albums.
This band has Jeff from Palms, Red Sparrowes and Isis - so that should give you an indication of their sound by comparison.
Click )==>here<==( to download the band's (nearly) complete discography in mp3 form.
2001 - 5ive cd/12"LP
2001 - The Telestic Disfracture cdLP
2004 - Versus cdrEP (3 tracks) (someone please post this)
2005 - Full Buck Moon (Theory Of Abstract Light Split) cdr (someone please post this)
2006 - Versus cdEP (4 tracks)
2008 - Hersperus cdLP
(2001) 5IVE - "Soma" (from '5ive')
(2006) 5IVE - "Jules Vernes' Dream" (from 'Versus')
(2008) 5IVE - "Big Sea" (from 'Hesperus')
5IVE out-of-print discography mp3 download